Business, Culture & French Language

The American Business School Paris
Paris, France
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Popular Subject Areas

    Business, Culture & French Language

  • Location

    Paris

  • Host University

    The American Business School Paris

    The American Business School Paris (ABSP) is located in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, near the Canal Saint Martin, an eclectic and vibrant waterway lined with student-filled cafes. The ABSP offers a number of courses taught in English, including core business courses (such as marketing, finance, management, and accounting), luxury retail management, humanities, and electives. The vast majority of courses are taught within one main building, known as the Parodi campus, while a select number of courses may be taught at the Eaubonne campus outside of Paris.

    The ABSP is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and is recognized as an eligible institution by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Term

    Summer 5 2024

  • Program Dates

    May 13, 2024 - Jun 22, 2024

  • Program Length

    Summer

  • Application Deadline

    Mar 25, 2024

  • Forms and Payment Deadline

    Apr 10, 2024

  • Credit

    6 - 7 US Credits

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $8,750

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Study Abroad Program Description

Heighten your command of international business principles in one of the most dynamic cities in the world. You may also choose to take culture and elective courses or a French language course at any level while on this program. All courses are taught in English with the exception of the French language course. Business and elective courses are held at the main campus of the American Business School Paris and are taught by host university faculty and visiting U.S. faculty. French language courses are taught by host university faculty at the Institut Catholique de Paris in its Institut de Langue et de Culture Française (ILCF). All courses are taught with international students from around the world.

Enjoy Flexibility with ISA Flex

We’ve partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to help you overcome common study abroad challenges by adding an ASU Online course to your ISA program. With more than 2,100 courses to choose from, ISA Flex minimizes academic challenges, like major requirements and limited course options, so you can make the most of your experience abroad. Once you’ve applied, access the Flex form in your ISA Student Portal for more information on how to add this to your program and enroll in the course you need.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

To participate in this program, you must be 18 years of age or older.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Meals and Laundry Service

Bridging Cultures Orientation

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

US Credits

6 - 7

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

6 - 7

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

9 - 10

Academic Information

Course Options

  • You may choose one of two options:
    • Option 1: focus solely on business and culture by taking two business or culture classes, worth 3 credit hours each.
    • Option 2 (not possibly for all sessions - please review course list below): combine one business or culture course and one French language course. You may take the French course either at the ABSP or at the Institut Catholique de Paris, depending on your language level and schedule.

Course Credit

  • Credits earned vary according to the policies of your home institution. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, you must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by your home institution, for the duration of the program.
  • The contact hour at the Institut Catholique de Paris is 60 minutes. The ISA Cover Letter that will accompany your transcript upon completion of your program will reflect the adjusted U.S. 50-minute contact hour. Please discuss credit transfer with your home university prior to departure.

Transcripts

  • Transcripts for this program are issued by the American Business School Paris and by the Institut Catholique de Paris. 
  • The transcript from the ABSP will reflect  U.S. semester credits, while the one from the Institut Catholique de Paris will reflect contact hours.  Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.

Course Selection and Scheduling

  • The course list below may not yet be confirmed and indicates the most recent proposed courses for the upcoming term. This site is updated once ISA receives the updated list of courses, along with a notification of any changes to students already accepted into the program.
  • You must select 2 alternate course options.
  • Requests for more detailed syllabi can be made to the ISA France Program Manager.

Language Placement

  • Enrollment in French courses is determined by the results of a language placement exam administered by the Institut Catholique de Paris or the ABSP. Please note that your performance on the placement exam may not reflect the number of semesters of language instruction you've already completed at your home university. We strongly suggest that students who are trying to place into any level of language beyond true beginning prepare for the language placement exam by reviewing previous coursework.

ISA Course Level Recommendation

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the American Business School Paris courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the host university course level recommendations and course codes and are only recommendations. Course codes at the American Business School of Paris are set according to the lower division (100 - 240: Freshman/Sophomore classes) and upper division (300 - 450: Junior/Senior classes) pedagogical classification. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisers and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Courses

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The American Business School Paris
International Students
Arts and Culture
3 US Credits
Humanities
3 US Credits
Management
3 US Credits
3 US Credits
3 US Credits
Marketing
3 US Credits
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

ISA is here to support you when it comes to navigating identity questions related to traveling abroad, providing resources and information for your accessibility needs, and identifying funding for your program abroad.

SUPPORT TEAM

Our U.S. staff is available to support you though every stage of your study abroad journey. Please reach out with any questions about ISA programs or life on-site to your country-specific Program Manager.

Our on-site staff are there for you as soon as you arrive in country and will support you throughout your time abroad.

U.S. Team

Kiri Johnson

Program Manager, France

PARIS TEAM

Annamaria Antonopoulos

Resident Director, France

Gabriel Antonopoulos

Assistant Director, France

Delphine Lechevalier

Homestay & Student Services Coordinator, France

Lea Gillot

Student Services Coordinator, France

Identity Resources

Accessibility & Accommodations

With our wide portfolio of program types and locations, we’re confident there is a suitable, accessible program for each student.

Securing accommodations abroad can take time, so we ask that those with requests inform ISA early in the advising process. We recommend reaching out to your Program Manager or our Accessibility Team (accessibilityteam@studiesabroad.com) to discuss your accessibility needs or accommodations abroad.

Destination Information

Our diversity pages for each ISA destination include information on Indigenous communities, languages, race and ethnicity, religion, LGBTQIA+, and disability access. We hope it will help when reflecting upon and contextualizing intersectionality in your host community.

Identity Blog

ISA offers students the opportunity to blog about their experiences abroad from their own diverse perspectives. These posts can be found on the ISA Student Blog, and interested students should email diversity@studiesabroad.com for more information.

Funding

All students should have the opportunity to study abroad. To help make this a reality, ISA offers a variety of scholarships to help cover your study abroad costs. To learn more about our scholarship opportunities, check out our scholarships & grants page!

If you receive financial aid from your home university, you can likely use those funds for study abroad, as well. Speak with your home university’s financial aid office to learn about your options. Check out steps for using financial aid.

Questions about scholarships and funding? Email us at higheredfinaid@worldstrides.org

Housing

Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the French lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to Paris. Uncovering the uniqueness of your "quartier" (neighborhood) and the surrounding areas will help you to feel right at home. No matter which type of housing you choose, you will commute to class as most Parisians do, via métro. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Homestay

Host families are best option if you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. Homestays will provide breakfast seven days a week, dinner four days a week (Mon - Thurs), and laundry service once a week. Some homestays will house multiple students while others may house one. They will be located throughout Paris and the surrounding areas. Single rooms may be guaranteed for an additional fee.

Apartment

Apartments are a great housing option if you are seeking a great deal of independence during your time abroad. There is an extra cost for the apartment housing type; please contact your ISA Paris Program Manager for more information. 

The apartments are furnished and may be individual or shared rooms. Meals and laundry service are not included. Spots are limited, first come/first served, and placement is not guaranteed. Apartment types/set-up are subject to change based on availability of housing providers in Paris.

You will pay a $300 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount. 

 

Student Residence

The student residence is a nice option if you would like to be fairly independent while living in a more student-centered environment. The residence halls are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability is limited. The residence halls are located at Cité Universitaire in the 14th arrondissement. The dorms have shared kitchens, showers, and restrooms on each floor, and laundry facilities are available for an additional cost. You will also have access to the cafeteria located on the dorm campus, where meals can be inexpensively purchased. Rooms may be single or shared, and meals and laundry service are not included.

You will pay a $300 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

ISA excursions allow you to explore the diverse, distinct, and gorgeous landscape of France that you may not get to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on two weekend trips and one day trip, to the following destinations.

Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is also known as the "the Garden of France" since it is filled with vineyards, fruit orchards, and gardens. You will have the chance to visit a few of the over forty châteaux that are scattered this beautiful countryside, such as Chambord and Chenonceau, while staying overnight in the city of Tours.

France Discovery Day Trip

Visit one of the many notable destinations outside of Paris on this day trip. The change of scenery from the bustle of Paris is a great way to gain a different perspective on French culture and history. Visits vary from term to term and have included trips to Giverny, Versailles, Chantilly, Reims, Fontainebleau, or Chartres.

Cultural Activities in Paris

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Paris. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Paris special. These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included cooking classes, a night at the Opera, a "How to become Parisian in one hour" comedy show, tea at the Grande Mosquee de Paris, and museum visits (Louvre, Orsay, Pompidou, etc.).

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